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Gilles Peterson’s Black Jazz Radio

February 7, 2013

Gilles Peterson takes on the Black Jazz catalog – and the results are completely sublime!(Dust & Groove). The set features Gilles selecting and mixing his favourite cuts from the legendary label – and the package is a great reminder that, in the years before he dedicated himself more strongly to 21st Century grooves, Peterson was our main man to go to for spiritual jazz like this!

There’s definitely a special magic to the whole thing – a way of choosing and sequencing the cuts that really unlocks the music even more. The whole thing’s got a wonderfully righteous vibe – filled with power and soul.

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1. Gilles Peterson – “Blackjazz Radio” (intro)

2. The Awakening – “Awakening” (prologue-Spring Thing)

3. Gene Russell – “Black Orchid”

4. Rudolph Johnson – “The Highest Plesure”

5. Henry Franklin – “Beauty & The Electric Tub”

6. Walter Bishop Jr’s 4th Cycle – “N’dugu’s Prayer”

7. Doug Carn – “Higher Ground”

8. Cleveland Eaton – “All Your Lover, All Day, All Night”

9. Roland Haynes – “Second Wave”

10. Kellee Patterson – “Maiden Voyage”

11. Calvin Keys – “Aunt Lovey”

12. The Awakening – “Awakening” (epilogue)